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SFGTV
Sep 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT
you. >> thank you very much, president chiu. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: just to be clear on questions about liability, we have infrastructure that is not in the best shape on treasure island, and we need to make significant investments in order to keep that infrastructure most of all utilities, working and functional. and what do we expect that's going to cost in the next few years? and who's going to be responsible for covering those costs? >> that's a very good question. >> supervisor avalos: general fund, versus puc, enterprise. >> so it's a very good question. i'm going to try and give a simple short answer. but it deserves a lot of attention. we've kind of identified that in the next year, and next two years, that there's an investment need of about $5 million a year that needs to be made in the infrastructure on treasure island. and i'm talking about the four utilities that we actually operate. we operate the water, sewer, electric, and gas systems on treasure island. those are capital improvements. right now, we collect money to cover opera
SFGTV
Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
call the roll. supervisor avalos, present. supervisor campos, present. president chiu, present. supervisor chu, present. supervisor cohen, present. supervisor elsbernd, present. supervisor farrell, present. supervisor kim, present. supervisor mar, absent. supervisor olague, present. supervisor wiener, present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, given that it is september 11, 2012, i'd like to ask that we take a moment of silence to remember the victims of 9/11. >> president chiu: thank you very much. if you could please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> president chiu: colleagues, we have our july 31 board meeting minutes. motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor farrell. without objection those are approved. madam clerk, any communications? >> angela calvillo: i have no communications. >> president chiu: could you call our 3 pm specia
SFGTV
Sep 15, 2012 7:00pm PDT
colleagues to ask some questions as well. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you, supervisor kim. thank you for your questioning. i think they're real good questions you were asking. i'm not going to belabor the point, but there is a forthcoming report from cdph that's coming out, correct? is i'm expecting it t to be -- they're doing ongoing work now based on the latest data that's come out. you reference it here in your talking points. you say there's -- cdph's investigation to date have identified any public health dangers. there is little likelihood of significant public health risk with regard to the impacted areas. you say the same thing again earlier in your talking points. so do you feel that the work that cdph is doing is redundant? how is it different from what you've already accomplished, but you can still say that -- how is their investigation different from what you have already accomplished? how could you say that i'm not going to come up with any health risk? >> i'm not sure what you mean about what i've already accomplished. my role has been rev
SFGTV
Sep 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> supervisor. avalos. >> thank you. >> one thing that i forgot to mention were places like my district where there are major streets that people are parking oversized vehicles on, often those are people who live in the neighborhood and don't have another place to store their vehicles. i don't think that it is appropriate to park their vehicles there because they are causing a lot of bliet. but you are going to see if you put signs, imposed by the mta along geneva, then those cars are just going to go somewhere else in the neighborhood. and you know, i think that is something that has not quite been looked at as well in this legislation and as i said, this is something that my office has looked at a long time. and we found out that it was prohibitive to get the signs up across the whole neighborhood because you probably have to do it across the whole city and that will be prohibitive financially and it will be difficult for the city to actually do that kind of, you know, enforcement and signage. and so, i just think that there is a lot of flaws with the approach. and unintended consequences t
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those resolutions are adopted and ordinances passed on the first reading. next item. >> clerk calvillo: item 11 is an ordinance amending the police code to modify and eliminate other certain requirements for secondhand and antique dealers setting the permit application fee at $200. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: colleagues i have a typographical correction that i need to correct by way of amendment. i provided those to the clerk. i don't know if they've been distributed yet to the board, but they are purely typographical. >> president chiu: mr. clerk, have they been circulated? >> supervisor wiener: my apologies. it's one coming up shortly. please disregard my statement. >> president chiu: colleagues, with regards to item no. 11, could we do this same house, same call? without objection this ordinance is finally passed. item 12. >> clerk calvillo: item 12, ordinance amending the administrative code to authorize the airports commission to enter into l
SFGTV
Sep 5, 2012 11:30pm PDT
avalos. >> it's good to hear that the california department of public health has come back, but i haven't heard reports of that and i am operating from what i read in the paper and there was a bureaucrat within the california department of public health, mr. stephen woods who made a pretty strong statement about radiation, radiological contamination around treasure island, it wasn't specific what he was saying but he wrote, the section in the article was six months later, an environmental cleanup manager of the public health department stephen woods wrote that the large volume of radiological contaminated material, high radioactive commodities individual item and is sources and high levels of high level contamination have raised concerns with cdph regarding the nature and the extent of the radiological contamination present at treasure island. has he come out and said something different from that? is he the spokesperson for the entire california department of public health? what have they come back and said? >> stephen woods is the chief of the radiological department and the californi
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
is car men chu, chair, joined by supervisor avalos and supervisor kim. our clerk is mr. victory young. at sfgtv, derrick fernandez and mr. young. >> please silence all cell phones and electronics. completed cards should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the september 18th, 2012th board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you very much. would you call items one and two. >> item one, resolution approving issuance of up to 502,200,000 aggregate principle amount of san francisco airport plan bonds and approve certain matters. 2, ordinance appropriating 502,200,000, proceed for sale for capital improvement to airport commission for 2012-13 and commission for 2012-13 and placing total appropriation reserve pending sale. >> thank you. we have julia dawson from the airport. i would ask you speak about the bonds and what the purposes of the bonds would be. also speak to budget analyst recommendations as well. >> okay. chair chu, members of the committee, julia dawson, i'm the budget manager of the airport. we are here asking for approval to is
SFGTV
Sep 15, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you. and, yes, that's exactly how we had our discussion last week, colleagues, that we had some concerns about the recent reportings of potential radiological contamination that still remains or may still remain on treasure island. actually, it does remain. we're trying to figure out what level it is. and i have concerns -- there were different reports that have come out over the years and most recently from california department of health that there are some known unknowns about what exists there on treasure island. and what i wanted to make sure is that we could get a report back from what is the latest discussion from the california department of public health which seems the last entity that's really involved in looking at review of potential radiological contamination that's there. last week as well, there was an article that came out in the east bay express, probably the third or fourth article that came out, that expressed a lot of concerns as well and i would like that to be touched upon by ms. sons of the treasure islan
SFGTV
Sep 16, 2012 3:30am PDT
and indeed they have been before you for 15 years. but as the supervisor avalos and supervisor kim said last week during the committee meeting, there is a request for tida to present on the most recent media account of the navy remediation. so for that today, we have amy brownwell from the san francisco department of public health who will speak to the regulatory process associated with remediation, and then bob burns, who is tida independent expert on radiology with over 15 years of experience. >> may i ask a question to director sykes. >> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: before we move on to the radiological issues which there are a lot of questions concerning i wanted to put to rest some of the issues around the cooperative agreement. so some of the concerns that have come up -- now that tida's no longer a legally separate entity, i think there are some questions that have come up around some of the aging infrastructure. and i was hoping that maybe you could touch a little bit about what the discussions are currently today around the aging infrastructure, what discussion
SFGTV
Sep 16, 2012 4:00am PDT
impacted areas, newly identified impacted areas. >> supervisor avalos: cdph are they doing any other kind of assessment done by -- >> i don't do assessments, i strictly -- 16r78g9s but you do oversight. >> i review what the navy contractors are doing, what cdph is doing. i have not performed any independent assessment. >> supervisor avalos: who could talk about that? >> either -- well, cdph would have to talk about their work, and... >> supervisor avalos: so last weekend, the east bay express, they talked about radium wells, talked about disks that were found in different places, in some of the areas that have had -- where there's radiation that's been potential contamination of radiation. can you talk about those -- that were found. >> the foils and disc are commodities as they're called out there. they're deck markers, they're radio loom nes sent devices used back in the day like i said for marking decks on the ships. they're used for marking gauges, marking ditches. they're used today they're just not radium. where those commodities have been identified are these solid waste disposal a
SFGTV
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am PDT
the project. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. commissioner avalos. >> thank you, chair campos. just a couple comments and perhaps suggestions as well. i think it's really important as we're looking forward to finalizing the transportation plan we look at equity in san francisco and look at communities and neighborhoods in san francisco that heretofore have not received really a fair share of funds for infrastructure, for transit and other form of transportation as well. i live in a district that is clearly beset by a real lack of funding. balboa park station is a place that needs enormous investment just to make it functional. and it's really not, although people use it every day, thousands of people. i'm looking at the map on page 4. it has the areas of expected growth and new housing units. 1800 planned around balboa park. i would expect that's not just in that little box area that's there, but surrounding area. in the past 10 years in district 11 we have had 6,000 new residents come in. so, there's growth that's happening. that isn't measured here in what we're projecting for the
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, aye. supervisor avalos, no. supervisor campos, no. >> clerk calvillo: there are four ayes and seven nos. >> president chiu: motion to continue fails. and unless there's any discussion, why don't we -- supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: i just wanted to state that in terms of what appears to be just the only dispute is in the first two, the third amendment, plus supervisor kim's amendment appear to be uncontroversial, in terms of the disputed amendments, i will not be supporting them because i do not believe that i have enough information to -- given how quickly this has all unfolded to know whether this is something that is possible to implement. it might be but i just don't know and i don't feel comfortable voting for an amendment where i don't know if it's feasible or if it's a poison pill. >> president chiu: any further discussion, colleagues? so why don't we take the amendments in the order they were made. first were amendments made by supervisor kim and with the technical changes of spelling the word through correctly, and the wording change in the final paragraph to ensu
SFGTV
Sep 22, 2012 8:00am PDT
a continuance. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you. we had this discussion at budget and finance committee and i ended up supporting the legislation, and most of all because it really seemed to be difficult to enforce this rule. and i just felt it was probably just too much work to actually want to weigh in on something that was not necessarily going to be enforceable. so i'm actually -- i seconded the motion to continue, but, you know, i expect that we'll have a vote probably -- it might not pass, the continuance, and i'll be ready to vote for the legislation. actually, i withdraw my second of the motion to continue. >> clerk calvillo: i have recorded it was supervisor campos who seconded the motion. >> supervisor avalos: that's fine. >> president chiu: supervisor olague made the motion seconded by supervisor campos. supervisor his campos. >> supervisor campos: i seconded the motion as a courtesy to my colleague. i don't know if there's a need for a continuance. my understanding is that -- normally, when you want a continuance along those lines, you want to
SFGTV
Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
plan for the city. >> thank you, commissioner avalos. that's an excellent point and we'll make sure we continue to look at that. commissioner wiener. >> thank you very much. and i just want to follow-up on commissioner avalos's point. i do think equity is important and i'm glad that commissioner avalos mentioned accretion of new housing because density equity is also important. and i do believe a transit investment should be tied to a community's willingness to accept increased density and i can say in the south and southeast we are experiencing housing growth in market octavia. we're having thousands and thousands of new units through an area, market street, that's poorly served with transit. so, i do believe a density equity needs to play a role because there are parts of the city that are more willing than others to accept density in areas where you can put new housing with more of a fight or less of a fight, or even with open arms. so, i agree. >> yes, mr. moskovich. >> if i may, to the comments from both commissioner avalos and commissioner wiener, the fortunate thing is that the
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. we are joined by my colleagues, the vice chair, john avalos is in route and we are joined by committee members commissioners christine olague and hope schmeltzer and the other commissioners are enroute. the clerk is alisa miller and we are grateful to the follow members of the sfg tv staff and jesse larson and john ross. madam clerk if you could please call item number two and we are joined by the vice chair. >> item two is approval of the minutes from the last meeting special meeting. >> great. commissioner schmeltzer. >> i move to approve the minutes. >> do we have a motion? before we act on that motion we will act any member of the public that would like to speak. seeing none. we have a motion and a second. if we could take that without objection. thank now we can call item three. >> item three is community reports and sf program 448rand status of the public utilities commission. >> great and i will turn it over to first our executive 5n5nxzof nancy miller and we are joined by the assistant general manager, barbara hale but i want to simply note that we hit a pre
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2012 10:30pm PDT
that is the right way. it would affect the economy. >> thank you. >> thank you, supervisor avalos. supervisor campos? >> thank you. on that note does the report take into account if this reserve is not spent it would be injected back into the economy? >> if the reserve was not spent? you mean if the program did not go forward? >> or that at some point there was no need for the reserve to remain in place. >> if the reserve were not needed and those could be spent in other ways, that would represent a net positive to the economy, yes. >> could you talk about the extent to which your report takes into account the phase ii of program, the buildout. i understand the item is this contract. your report, as i understand it, does not take into account benefits of build-out in terms of employment creation and jobs we are hoping to create in that event, right? >> that is correct, supervisor. we were not able to have specifics on what a phase ii local build-out would look like. it is true those benefits that include economic benefits are not considered in our report. it is also true to the extent a local build-
SFGTV
Sep 13, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. >> thank you, supervisor avalos. supervisor ferl? >> i would say to follow onto supervisor kim's comments about sros, i appreciate the comments. if we go down that slope we have a lot of senior homes in district two i think fall in the same category that i think would benefit greatly. if we are going to go down the road of excluding certain ones i ask that become a priority as well. i think elderly folks are part of it the population that i'm concerned about, about kind of not being aware about the scenario. there are a larger amount of homes in district two that if we will go exclude because to be vulnerable and so forth i would ask we consider that as well. >> we can try anything you like. to be clear, sros were never en included. the whole point is they are the master meter. we are only going after single occupancy or individual meters. apartments with multiple meters we are going after. sros, master meter, they weren't there. no problem with that. the database we use, the pg&e database, i don't believe it has age in it. >> we can work together on the individual ones, because that woul
SFGTV
Sep 11, 2012 3:30pm PDT
. thank you. >> angela calvillo: thank you. supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you, madam clerk. colleagues,for introduction i have a couple of items related to the passage of proposition b that was on the ballot in june. prop b is related to coit tower. it was passed by 53.4% of the vote. and was a declaration of policy to suggest strictly limiting commercial activities and private events at coit tower and to prioritize funds generated at coit tower for maintenance of the tower's murals. according to the city charter, around declarations of policy the board of supervisors shall, within 90 days of such approval, take such actions within their powers as shall be necessary to carry out the declaration and to effect. and i'm requesting the budget analyst and park department to work together on identifying how funds have been -- revenue has been generated at coit tower and how they have been expended over the past five years, and looking forward about how we could actually get a sense of what spending has been like and how we can better program funding that's there. so i have
SFGTV
Sep 3, 2012 8:30pm PDT
did want to come and speak, and he is here. supervisor avalos. also, supervisor campos is a co- sponsor. of like to give them an opportunity to speak. supervisor wiener would also like to say sending before he leaves. and if folks can take their conversations outside so we can continue with this item, that would be great. supervisor wiener: thank you. i just wanted to i am support of this resolution. i want to thank the sponsors for bringing it forward. i look forward to sending it to the voters. supervisor kim: thank you, supervisor wiener. supervisor avalos? supervisor avalos: thank you, chair. thank you for scheduling this item to be heard. this is a policy statement going to the voters, and it is in support of the constitutional amendment that would overturn citizens united and also look at addressing corporate personhood. and i have some talking points. so, we live in a world of trickle-down economics with tax breaks for the wealthy, diminishing union power, and privatization of the public realm. we're witnessing the greatest concentration of wealth in more than a century.
SFGTV
Sep 25, 2012 9:30pm PDT
national election. >> thank you. supervisor avalos. >> thank you madam clerk just a couple items. just a note a resident of district 11 mic brown has been moving around with a bus in areas where there's a low turn out and doing out research to ex fell ons eligible to vote and might not know they are eligible to vote and i want to commend mic brown for his work in the community. remember last year i had a hearing about america's cup there local business inclusion plan making sure we were hitting our stride and benefitting from america's cup events and hiring local residents in some of the temporary jobs in the staging and signs that are going up i've heard from some members of my community including members of the carpenter's local 22 and the local 510 that perhaps america's cup is not living up to its obligations around the inclusion plan so i want to have a hearing to look at the status of how we're meeting our obligations and making sure we're hiring locals so in the next couple of weeks i'll be having that hearing and i have an announcement about an important event in my district yo
SFGTV
Sep 27, 2012 1:00am PDT
. >> aye. >> avalos. >> no. >> camp os no. >> chu. >> aye. >> the ordinance is passed in the first reading as amended. >> colleagues, if we could take a couple of items out of order, related to the reappointments to the public utilities commission, i understand that there is a 4:00 issue if we do not resolve this matter. >> item 26 to 28 were considered by a rules committee on a regular meeting on september 20th, and were recommended as amended with new titles. 26 is a motion approving the reappointment of ann mollec caen to the public utilities commission to a term ending august 1, 2016. 27, approving reappointment of francesca vieto to the public utilities commission ending august 1, 2016. and 28, vince courtney to the public utilities commission seat number five to the position of the four-year term ending august 1, 2016. >> any discussion. roll call vote on these three appointments? >> chu. >> aye. >> cohen >> aye. >> als burn. >> aye. >> ferrill. >> aye. >> kim. aye. >> mar. >> aye. >> olague. >> aye. >> weiner. >> aye. >> avalos. >> aye. >> camp os aye. >> chu aye. >> there are 11 ay
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